Acne is not a very serious health issue, but it is one of the most difficult to treat issues. Acne occurs at any stage of life, though it is common among teenagers and leaves behind scars when it finally goes away.
There is a huge market with products, all claiming to treat acne but, unfortunately, what works for one, does not work for others. Each skin type is different and needs a different kind of treatment. One treatment that has effectively worked for all skin types, which not only eliminates acne but also the acne scars, is Acupuncture.
The treatment is so successful that traditional acupuncture has given way to cosmetic acupuncture. This treatment is for delaying the process of ageing, facial rejuvenation, and treatment of acne scars. To understand how acupuncture works in eliminating acne scars, it is essential to understand the organs, which cause acne.
According to Chinese medicine, acne is caused due to heat in the following areas –
- Heat in the Lungs – Forehead and nose lesions.
- Heat in the Stomach – Lesions around mouth, shoulders, back, and chest.
- Toxic Heat – pus filled acne nodules with red skin around lesions
- Damp Heat – Pus filled acne nodules that are inflamed and accompanied by oily skin.
- Blood heat – acne with flushed face.
The acupuncture points on the face represent different organs as detailed below –
- Under eye area- Kidneys
- Between Eyebrows – Stomach and Liver
- Forehead – Gallbladder, bladder and intestines
- Nose – Heart and Lungs
- Cheeks – Intestine and lungs
- Chin – Reproductive Organs
- Lips – Intestines and stomach
- Ears –Kidneys
- Skin between lips and nose – reproductive organs and spleen
Therefore, to treat acne, the points for the respective acne causing organs are treated. It can be seen that the major acupuncture points for treating acne are stomach, intestines, and lungs. They have to be stimulated to cool down and stop the heat that activates acne.
Cosmetic Acupuncture is a non-invasive and safe way to treat acne scars. Since, there is no use of any chemicals for the treatment; it is a healthy and safe option.
Given below are the ways in which acupuncture works to eliminate acne scars:
Many practitioners of acupuncture believe that the face has meridian channels. When chi or life energy is trapped in these channels, acne occurs. Therefore, to cure acne, the energy or chi must get flowing.
For this reason, ultra fine needles are placed at various acupuncture points on the face. These needles create micro-trauma that the body interprets and heals. Although there are many benefits of this facial acupuncture, the major benefit is treatment of acne, and as a result, reduction of acne scars.
This is the treatment where the acupuncture points are in the ear. Specific ear points are stimulated by inserting ultra-fine acupuncture needles so as to treat acne and acne scars. Treatment of these points removes blockages, which prevent smooth flow of energy, and dissipate the dampness or heat, which causes acne.
Stress has also been known to trigger acne. It encourages the body to release harmful chemicals that promote acne formation and prevent healing of acne scars. Therefore, it is essential to deal with stress before acne can be treated and acne scar be eliminated.
To treat stress through acupuncture, the entire body has to be treated. The chi or life energy has to flow through the entire body, without any obstruction. When the energy flows without any blocks, the body begins to heal, and there is a reduction in acne formation. This also helps in removing the blockages that prevent reduction of acne scars.
Zuslanli is one of the most commonly used acupuncture points that not only relieve stress but numerous other ailments. This point is found below the knees.
Toxin Removal With Acupuncture
It is a well-known fact that accumulation of toxins in the body causes acne that result in acne scars. The toxins accumulate when there are blockages in the lymphatic system. They also cause many physical problems that include slow wound healing or slow healing of scars, including acne scars. Toxin accumulation also leads to acne formation.
Acupuncture is used to detoxify the body and remove the blockages so that the body is cleansed of all toxins. It creates a diuretic effect, promoting elimination of toxins through the urinary tract. When the toxins are removed from the body, energy flows unhindered through the lymphatic system, causing reduction in the formation of acne and elimination of acne scars.
In addition to acupuncture, it is essential to eat a healthy and balanced diet that contains plenty of vegetables and fruits. Supplementing your treatment with a healthy diet will ensure quick and effective results. Ensure that the vegetables and fruits contain high quantity of anti-oxidants, minerals, and vitamins as these promote balance of chi and toxin elimination. It is also necessary to drink plenty of water after each acupuncture session so as to remove the toxins from the body.